When I look through the food diaries of clients here at Pursuit I often see fun sized mars bars or a small packet of sweets in there, or a pizza express or even a McDonald’s. When I ask why, the response I often get is, “Oh I brought those as a treat for the kids” “But you ate them?” So it was actually a treat for you too, you just used your kids as the excuse!
Yes, this is sabotaging your weight loss goal, but the thing that gets to me is that it’s also putting your children at harm too. Refined sugar has the same reaction on the brain as cocaine and heroin. Making it so hard for people to give it up at a later stage. Studies in America show the current teenage population is expected to lead shorter lives than their parents. Let me say that again. This is the first generation with a life expectancy lower than the one before. By 2050 1 in 3 Americans will have diabetes and guess what? Britain is not far behind.